Menstruation in-class group work assignment

Course: Girl Culture: Spring 2018

Directions: please work in groups of three answering the following questions. Assign one group member the role of notetaker for this assignment. She will represent your work to the class.

1) View one of the following movies and discuss how the tone/themes represented relate to Brumberg’s article:
a) Molly Grows Up (1953) 14:20
b) Naturally A Girl (1974) 13:18

2) Read the following links on alternative menstrual products. Note your group’s reactions, questions, etc.
a) Alternative Menstrual Products
b Lunapads’ “Why switch to natural menstrual products?” This commercial site includes cost comparisons of natural vs. conventional menstrual products
c) The best menstrual cup (1/2018)
d) Discuss: Comment on the Freedom Hygiene disposal service (be sure to read the “Environmental” link!).

3) View 2-3 different artists linked here. Note your group’s reactions to this artwork.
Art of Menstruation from Museum of Menstruation

If your group has extra time:
Story of Menstruation [Disney film for Kotex] (1946) 10:16

Celebrating a Girl’s First Period 

Scarletteen guide to Menstruation
Museum of Menstruation and Women’s Health
Menstruation in the 19th century